Long Term Access Campaign
The Access to Premises Campaign Kit has been launched
The Access to Premises Campaign Kit addresses the issues of up to 4 million Australians who are unable to access their own communities.
The Kit provides information and tools to people with a disability that will help them speak out about the lack of access to businesses and services that they face in their local communities.
The Campaign’s message is that:
- people with a disability want access to the same buildings as everyone else
- people with a disability want to be able to work, shop and experience cultural and leisure activities just like everyone else
- anything less than that is discrimination.
The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 has set out basic guidelines making discrimination against people with a disability illegal. People with a disability are still struggling to access their basic rights as citizens of Australia – the right to work, the right to the same level and quality of education as everyone else and the right to go freely where everyone else can go without hindrance or unnecessary barriers being put in place.
The Access to Premises Campaign sets out to help people with a disability gain more power and control in their lives by helping them to assert their rights and to share their stories within the community in which they live.